We all have negative thoughts from time to time, some more so than others so I wanted to write a little blog on reframing.
I myself have looked into the garden on a grey day and seen a mess. What I see when I look closely though is something completely different.
Those toys show my daughter has toys to play with which she obviously enjoys. Water balloons remind me of the fun in the sun, the grass reminds me how lucky I am to have a garden, the trampoline; shows me that someone in this house exercises and keeps healthy.
I’m going to give you some of my most recent negative thoughts and how I changed them.
A simple one, it’s raining and cold and nasty outside.
Look out, what do you see? How do you feel inside?
I see a crazy kid enjoying the rain, I feel warm and safe at home. I don’t need anything I can just enjoy the day. The strawberries will love the rain as will the tomatoes. It’s cooler and I’m looking forward to a non sweaty sleep.
You see you need to open that box wide open. Look at all the good things because of the rain. Green grass, frogs in the garden etc
Okay now you try. Next time you have a negative thought, I want you to think of three positive things or memories, the next time your in that situation with the usual thought gone, smile and remember the good things!
Good can come out of almost all situations. You just need to keep those eyes wide open and focus on those good things. Stay positive. Healthy happy mind, healthy happy body.